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Charles Leith Ltd
Fordingbridge Hampshire

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1928 Delage DR70 Saloon - Paris Show exhibit For Sale

1928 Delage DR70 Saloon the 1928 Paris Salon chassis exhibit

6-cylinder 2 - 1/2 litre engine

Cruises easily at around 55mph

Goes extremely well with brisk torquey performance and...

...Servo assisted brakes for excellent stopping!
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In 5 days in 1928 Louis Delage drove 5677 kilometers in the form of the 5-pointed star on the radiator to the 5 distant corners of France – as follows :-

1350 kms : 1st day : Brest to Nice in 23 hours 45 mins : 29th May 1928

1214 kms : 2nd day : Nice to Dunkirk in 20 hours : 30th May 1928

1014 kms : 3rd day : Dunkirk to Biarritz in 16 hours 2 mins : 31st May 1928

1084 kms : 4th day : Biarritz to Strasbourg in 18 hours 55 mins : 1st June 1928

1015 kms : 5th day : Strasbourg back to Brest in 16 hours 59 mins : 2nd June 1928

5677 kilometers or 3527 miles in 5 days demonstrating reliability with no mechanical issues
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All owners from new documented

First owners - brothers Don and Jack Morrison of Geraldine, Near Canterbury, New Zealand - were from first registration in 1929 until sold after their deaths in 1944. (See black and white photo of the two brothers)

Approximately 115,000 miles, believed correct

Coachwork by Stevens & Sons, Motor Body Builders, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Marchal lighting

Folding front seat back to form a flat bed, for occasional use on long journeys.

Sold directly from the 1928 Paris Salon motor show to New Zealand

Imported to UK from New Zealand in 2006 by the present owner having viewed this car in New Zealand

Previous owner from 1995 to 2006

According to the Delage Archivist records the date of manufacture is 1928 and was first registered in New Zealand in 1929 after completion of the body

Much work recently done:-

Resprayed Grey (was unsuited bright blue - see photo)

New radiator core

Wheels newly painted

Gearbox and Water Pump overhauled

Most valves replaced

Differential rebuilt

Brakes overhauled

Currently owned by a long-established Delage enthusiast with other Delages, he states this car is in very good original condition, well maintained with lovely original interior. The only reason for selling is lack of space, due to recent house down-sizing.

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Introduced in 1927, the six-cylinder DR was one of the best selling Delages of all time, offered in both 2177cc and the larger 2516cc version offered for sale here

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